Edward Castillo will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an associate professor in the fall of 2021.

Castillo is currently an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Acta Biomaterialia has selected William Meador for their Acta Student Award for his primary contribution to the manuscript “A detailed mechanical and microstructural analysis of ovine tricuspid valve leaflets.”

Stephanie Seidlits, a Texas BME alum and Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Rising Star, will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an associate professor in January 2022.

Adam Bush will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2022. His research develops, validates, and applies novel MRI methods to explore human pathophysiology and make imaging safer, particularly for children. 

On May 21, 2021, The University of Texas at Austin granted 112 bachelor's degrees, 15 master's degrees (two of which were integrated bachelor's/master's), and 19 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering. 

Health care experts from the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin have collaborated with researchers from King’s College of London, The Alan Turing Institute, and the University of Cambridge to determine that advances in digital twin technology make it a powerful tool for facilitating predictive and precision medicine.

Viruses attack the body by sending their genetic code — DNA and RNA — into cells and multiplying. A promising class of therapeutics that uses synthetic nucleic acids to target and shut down specific, harmful genes and prevent viruses from spreading is gaining steam.

Eight biomedical engineering undergraduate students have received scholarships through the Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) program.

Cockrell School of Engineering alumna Jennifer L. West has been named the 14th dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, in 1994 and 1996 respectively.

The Society for Biomaterials has awarded graduate student Taneidra Buie with a Student Award for Outstanding Research.